Paddling1River Sports Outfitters roots lie with the paddling community and have been the premier east Tennessee location for fulfilling your paddling needs for 30 years.  Our shop is staffed by boating enthusiasts with the knowledge to help you make the right decisions.

We offer

A full line of equipment and accessories for all types of paddling. Shop our online store, come to our location or call us.

  • Whitewater – kayaks of all styles, OC1 and OC2
  • Jackson, Dagger, Perception, Wavesport, Pyranah, and more
  • Flatwatere / General Recreation – Canoes, sit-on-top, cross-over kayaks
  • Mad River, NuCanoe, We-no-nah, Esquif, and more
  • Touring – Sea kayaks, touring kayaks, canoes H
    urricane, P&H, and more
  • Stand-up Paddleboards (SUP) – Flatwater, whitewater, racing
    Surftech, Pelican, Riviera, and more
  • Accessories and Parts from: Sea2Summit, Werner, YakAttack,
    ShredReady, Astral, and many more.

If you don’t see what you need, let us know and we can get it for you.

We outfit and repair

All makes and models of boats and canoes.  We are experienced in whitewater set-up for kayaks and open boats and have factory trained staff that make repairs to your equipment when the fun gets out of hand.

We rent

Kayaks, canoes, SUP boards, along with paddles and PFDs.  Rentals can be made at our Sutherland Ave store or our locations  at the Cove and Ijams.


River Sports has year round paddling events.  Visit our events page to see what is scheduled!

Waivers and Downloads

You will need to fill out a liability waiver when renting equipment.  Use the links below to fill out the waiver prior to coming to pick up your equipment.

Online Boat Rental Waiver Form (fill out and sign on line)

Downloadable Boat Rental Waiver form (print at home and bring with you)

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